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Child Life Assistant

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 20782
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030991-Child Life - LCH
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd


Job Summary

Promotes development in infants, children, adolescents and families through diversionary activities to maintain normal living patterns and minimizing psychological trauma to hospitalized children. Provides opportunities for play, self expression, family involvement and peer interaction. Maintains competency as appropriate to the ages, developmental stages, and special needs of the patients served.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and/or provides individual and group activities for ambulatory and nonambulatory patients.
  • Assists with special groups, activities and events.
  • Responsible for the 7A Playroom and 7C Activity Room, its contents (cleaning and maintenance) and stocking of supplies.
  • Collaborates with the Child Life Specialists to provide activities that assist patients and families in dealing with and understanding the issues of hospitalization and illness.
  • Provides supervision of playroom volunteers.
  • Assists with inventory, ordering and distribution of supplies and pharmaceuticals excluding controlled substances.

Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support 20 pounds of weight in handling patients, medical equipment and supplies.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Verifiable experience with children of all ages. General knowledge and understanding of normal growth and development in children and adolescents. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Good organization and time management skills are required. Maintains a calm, professional disposition.